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Broadcom Masters

Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Selected

On August 27, Society for Science & the Public and the Broadcom Foundation announced the 30 finalists of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS. These top middle school innovators will travel to Washington, DC to compete in hands-on STEM challenges and showcase their projects. Winners will be announced on October 1. Read More



Sci-Fi Battle Royale

What is your favorite science fiction work? Vote and let your opinion be heard! During September, SSP is running the Sci-Fi Battle Royale on Facebook, pitting 32 of the top science fiction works and franchises up against each other. They are a mixture of movies, TV shows, book and comics.

Have your own science fiction ideas? Applications are currently being accepted for The Future: Powered by Fiction competition. Enter by November 14 for your chance to win $1,000 for your science fiction story, essay, comic, or video that explores the kinds of futures we want to work toward together! Read More

Samantha Marquez, Evie Sobczak, and Shixuan Li accept their Innovation Exploration Awards/SSP

Intel ISEF

Ride Along with Algae Girl Through CalTech and JPL

"From the second I arrived until my plane took off, I was on a scientific thrill ride with informational twists and turns through CalTech and JPL."

Evie Sobczak from St. Petersburg, Florida was the Best of Category winner in Energy and Transportation at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2013 for her project on turning algae into oil. Along with a cash award, Evie won a trip to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Read More

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SSP to Debut New Website this Fall

This fall, SSP will launch a new website that unifies our award-winning publications with our science education and competition programs. In addition to one-stop access to all that SSP does, visitors will see more intuitive navigation and a fresh new design that will look great on computer, tablet and mobile displays. The new combined site will be reachable using any of the current SSP web addresses, including, and

Sara Volz, Intel STS 2013 top winner/SSP

Intel STS

Apply Now to the Intel Science Talent Search 2014

Applications for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, will be accepted until November 13, 2013. Intel STS is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition, providing an important forum for original student research. If you are a high school senior in the United States conducting independent scientific research, please take the opportunity to apply. Apply

Lad Akins carefully grasps a football-sized lionfish/Ned DeLoach

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